A contemporary, hillside Bastide
on the outskirts of the character village of Cotignac
Brignoles, VAR provence-cote-dazur 83170 FR

Location

The impressive tuff rock, the miracle of Louis XIV’s birth, quince delicacies and Joe-Dassin’s melodies nourish the eclecticism of this delightful, typically Provencal village some 20 minutes from Brignoles, an hour from Aix-en-Provence TGV train station, 45 minutes from Sainte-Croix Lake and 75 minutes from the ever-wild beaches along the Var coastline.
The village is within walking distance.

Description

Luxurious and standing on a hillside with a plunging view extending as far as the distant horizon, this U-shaped Bastide, with an air of Camargue farmhouse, was constructed in keeping with all the features of a traditional Bastide house: south-facing with small openings on the north side to protect against the Mistral winds, a hip roof, traditional overhanging cornices, the southern alternative to guttering, stone surrounds framing the windows and rendering reflecting the warm hues of the Mediterranean region.

The house

This house was designed to span a floor surface area of approx. 225 m² over two levels. The main entrance is reached on the north side via a porch, whilst it is also possible to enter via the kitchen on the west side. All the living rooms face south. A patio is laid out on the east side. The facade features some twenty or so straight openings, framed with stone surrounds.


Ground floor
The ground floor features a large 85 m² room, housing a majestic stairway which divides the living space into two equal sections. On one side, a living room with a stone fireplace; on the other, an open-plan kitchen and dining area. This vast room opens on to the terrace and the swimming pool. The east wing comprises two bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine. Both have their own shower room and toilet. The west wing is composed of a little lounge, opening on to the terrace, a covered section of which is much appreciated during the summer months. The remainder of the ground floor includes a laundry room and a guest toilet. The stairway, formed from a first straight flight, separates half way up into two symmetrical flights going upstairs to either side of a balcony corridor, forming the landing.
First floor
This balcony corridor provides access, on the east side, to two bedrooms which ingeniously share a shower room and toilet. It also leads, on the west side, to a large bedroom, with a bathroom, including a shower, and a toilet.

The garden

The garden extends on either side of the house over approx. 2,000 m². Its vegetation is typically Mediterranean. The scent of lavender bushes fills the air, palm tree leaves rustle in the wind and oleander bushes give a hint of colour to the verdant lawns.
A French bowls pitch and a small shady terrace add to the pleasure of any stay.

The outbuilding

An outbuilding, spanning approx. 60 m², stands at the entrance to the property. Although currently used as a garage, it could be converted into a perfectly independent guest house.

Our opinion

This house, with rooms of an attractive size, was constructed using noble materials by its current owner, a foreigner who fell in love with Cotignac. A subtle unity in the choice of materials provides this property with an elegant harmony. Its beautifully designed layout offers a pleasant place to live summer and winter alike: outside, on its sunny and shady terraces and inside, in rooms, exuding contrasting feelings of spaciousness and intimacy.
This interesting, traditional structure is in an impeccable state of repair. Refined, comfortable and rational, it is just a stone’s throw from the mythical village.

882 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 815797

Land registry surface area 2321 m2
Main building surface area 225 m2
Outbuilding surface area 60 m2
dont aménagées0
Number of bedrooms 5

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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